Travel boss traumatised

Munro ponders further action after winning dismissal claim

Bill Munro

Bill Munro: humiliated

Barrhead Travel founder Bill Munro says further legal action may follow after a tribunal ruled he was unfairly dismissed following its takeover.

Mr Munro left the business in November, 2018, just nine months after selling to US firm Travel Leaders Group.

The 75-year-old, who initially stayed on as chairman after the buyout, pursued an action amid claims his dismissal process was a “sham”.

His position was made redundant a month after he was offered a 25-hours-a-month contract to carry out “special projects” with no continuity of service.

The tribunal found in his favour, though no compensation was awarded, nor was there an order for reinstatement.

Following the tribunal’s determination, Mr Munro said: “This has been a harrowing, emotional and stressful time.

“I worked hard for decades to build my company and reputation. Is it any wonder I came close to tears as I gave evidence? The treatment to which I was subjected was dreadful and I felt humiliated.

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